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Mobilizing Data for Justice: A Skills Development Workshop in Data Activism

2023-05-05 @ 08:00 - 2023-05-07 @ 17:00

Clusters: Speculative Life

Interested in learning how to do data activism? 

Join our free workshop from May 5-7th on Mobilizing Data for Justice: A Skills Development Workshop in Data Activism, at Concordia University and online! “Mobilizing Data for Justice” is a three-day skills development workshop where activists and critical researchers can learn methods for making sense of and engaging with data in social struggles.

We have invited activists from around the world to share their experiences doing data activism. The workshops will focus on three areas:

  • Visualizing: how can activists and critical researchers deploy techniques, such as mapping and countermapping, to visualize social justice issues in new ways?
  • Archiving: how can activists and critical researchers effectively engage with archives in getting access to data and curate their own community-based archives in thinking about data differently? 
  • Surveillance: how can activists and critical researchers identify and negotiate surveillance infrastructures in organizing their work?

The event will be interactive, emphasizing dialogue, with the aim of creating opportunities for activists and researchers to troubleshoot ideas together. Please send along any specific questions or data needs you would like us to explore during the workshop. How can I register?

  • To join us in-person register here.
  • To join us online register here.

Please note that we will need to limit in-person attendance for some sessions. We will prioritize attendance for community activists working in these areas, though we will seek to accommodate other participants as best we can.We know that community groups are often under-resourced and overworked, so we are offering a small bursary for activists of up to $250 in recognition of your time, energy, and resources required to attend. You can apply for it before March 31st by filling out the form here and directly from the registration form. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email chris.hurl@concordia.ca


2023-05-05 @ 08:00
2023-05-07 @ 17:00
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